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Cathal Ó Searcaigh launches four new books in Gortahork – Pic Special

first_imgCathal Ó Searcaigh’s book launch took place on Saturday night along with guests in his home town of Gortahork.The author showcased four new books, inclduing Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House,  and The View from the Glen.Several of Ó Searcaigh’s books have been nominated for An Post’s ‘Book of the Year’ award recently and has been book of the month for various Irish language groups. These essays document the tiny details and intimate spaces of his beloved corner of Donegal and moves into the wider world of dancing with Irish music lovers in Milwaukie and navigating the bustling streets of New Delhi.On the night, recitals took place by Ó Searcaigh and poet and translator Paddy Bushe, while singing was provided by Diane Ní Chanainn and Brian (Danny Minnie) Ó Domhnaill.Refreshments were also served at the free event.Clive Wasson attended the event and captured some of the best moments of the night below. at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonCathal Ó Searcaigh speaking at his book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonThe packed hall at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonSome of the large crowd at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonCathal Ó Searcaigh speaking at his book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonCathal Ó Searcaigh and Lillis O’Laoire at his book launch inGortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonUna Campbell with Cathal Ó Searcaigh at his book launch in Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonBrían O’Domhnaill, Brian Lacey and Manus Kelly at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonRoise, Murray and Hamish Learmount at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonMary Cassidy and Eithe Ní Gallchobhair at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonRomain Becker, Máirín De Buitlatéir and Edna Groves the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonSibylle Stegerhoey and Stephen Stegerhoey at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonFr. Sean Gallagher with Cathal Ó Searcaigh at his book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonElaine Devine and Anne McClaffferty at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonJacob Agee, Paddy Bushe, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Chris Agee and Seosamh Mac Murí at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonJacob Agee, Paddy Bushe, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Chris Agee and Seosamh Mac Murí at the Cathal Ó Searcaigh book launch in his home town of Gortahork four books were launched Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree, Teach an Gheafta – Gate House, Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes and The View from the Glen. Photo Clive WassonCathal Ó Searcaigh launches four new books in Gortahork – Pic Special was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cathal O Searcaighgortahorklast_img read more

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2016 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Brandon Monebrake, Preble County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Although many corn yield monitors around Ohio have shown lower than average numbers after a challenging growing season, a few parts of the state are pleasantly surprised with the amount of corn they are taking in this year. Count Preble County farmer Brandon Monebrake among those farmers happy with his 2016 harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins dropped in to visit with Monebrake and found more surprises in the cab than the corn yields. See what was mounted in this John Deere 9770 in his latest corn harvest Cab Cam!last_img read more

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The Best Way to Insulate a Foundation

first_imgChoosing rigid foam insulationA consideration of several types of rigid insulation — polyiso, EPS and XPS — inevitably brings up a discussion of blowing agents they’re manufactured with. EPS and polyiso both are made with pentane, a hydrocarbon, while XPS is made with a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC).“XPS is one of the least-green insulating materials out there due to its HFC-soup blowing agents, the predominant component of which is HFC134a (automotive AC refrigerant), which has a global warming potential about 1,400 [times that of] CO2,” Dorsett says. “EPS and polyiso are blown with pentane, at 7 [times] CO2.”Manufacturers’ claims their insulation won’t damage the atmosphere’s ozone layer are another, unrelated topic, Holladay says. Ozone-damaging blowing agents have been been illegal for years.Not interested in a discussion of blowing agents, Ealy says, just the problem at hand.But the topic is germane, Dorsett replies, because blowing agents affect performance of the insulation over time.“The blowing agent is a long term-performance issue, not just an environmental discussion,” Dorsett says.XPS loses its blowing agent over a span of 40 or 50 years, he says, so that its performance gradually drops to that of EPS of the same density. On the other hand, foams blown with pentane lose all of their blowing agent in a matter of weeks, and they’re labeled at the “full depleted R-value, which is stable over time.” The foil facing of polyiso slows the process somewhat.“EPS in thicknesses of a few inches will be fully depleted in the first year after manufacture, maybe even the first month,” Dorsett says. “Thick blocks of EPS manufactured at a few feet of thickness are something of a fire hazard in the first months, since they are still outgassing significant quantities of pentane. Type-II (1.5-lb. density) EPS is usually cheaper per R than 1.5-lb. XPS, too, and in applications where you don’t need the lower vapor retardancy or thinner profile (such as under slabs) it’s perfectly reasonable to substitute EPS where XPS was specified.”Polyiso, however, should not be used under slabs or in contact with soil because it will absorb groundwater over time, resulting in lower performance. Does the footing have to be insulated, too?One of Ealy’s questions is whether the lack of foam insulation around the footing makes a significant heat-loss difference in the design. Dorsett thinks not.“The XPS stopping at the top of the footing does leave a thermal bridge, but it’s between the ground temperature and interior temperature, not the outdoor extremes,” Dorsett says. “Extending it down the side of the footing doesn’t change it much. But the full foam under the slab that turns the corner isolating the slab from the footing is a significant thermal break, and if that’s continuous with continuous interior wall foam it’s pretty good.”One area not to overlook is the strip of concrete between the edge of the mud sill and the inside of the foundation wall. Any rigid insulation on the interior should go up and over the top of this ledge, while the inside of the band joist also needs insulation. RELATED ARTICLES CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Building Plans for Energy Efficient Basement RemodelingFoundation Strategy Checklist How to Insulate a Basement Wall Avoiding the Global Warming Impact of InsulationGreen Basics: Rigid Foam InsulationInsulating Roofs, Walls, and FloorsFoundation types The plan for interior insulation is not the bestAn obvious problem with the plan to add 2×2 studs and 2 inch foam on the interior of the foundation is that the foam is thicker than the studs by 1/2 inch, Dana Dorsett points out. But even if the foam and studs were of the same thickness, this approach still has a big weakness: thermal bridging.“It would be a waste of foam anyway,” he writes, “since its performance is severely undercut by the thermal bridging of the framing.”A better plan would be to add 1 1/4-inch-thick sheets of polyiso foam whose seams are sealed with foil tape between 1 1/2 inch and 2 inches wide. The foam would be held in pace by 1×4 furring strips, attached with concrete screws driven into the foundation wall.“That way you’d have an unbridged layer of R-7 between the furring and the concrete, keeping the furring warm and dry (no need for pressure-treated), and the air gap between the foil and gypsum adds another ~R-1 of thermal performance, from the radiation barrier effect and trapped air films.”Polyiso 1 1/4 inch thick should be available from a number of vendors, he adds, even if it’s not typically available in big box retail stores. Foil-faced polyiso also is much safer to use on the interior than either XPS or expanded polystyrene (EPS) in the event of a fire.The other issue to consider, Dorsett says, is the potential for the wall to wick up water from the concrete. A 2×2 applied directly to the foundation would be able to absorb water from the wall and transfer it to the drywall on the interior. That problem goes away when the insulation is held against the concrete with furring strips and concrete screws. “The amount of moisture you’d wick with TapCons is near zero,” he says. Those are the issues for this Q&A Spotlight. Applying foam to the foundation exteriorEaly writes that he has been able to pick up enough 2 1/2-inch graphite-coated EPS, a product called Insulfoam Platinum GPS, to do the entire house. But getting the insulation to stick to the concrete is proving to be a problem.It looks like he’s sticking with the plan to use the Colphene membrane over the insulation, so the issue is getting the EPS to adhere to the foundation wall long enough to allow the application of the Colphene and then backfill — a matter of a couple of days.He’s tried a water-based adhesive; it took 1 1/2 tubes of the stuff to get a bond, and that would be too expensive to be used on the entire foundation. He’s now considering large plastic washers helped in place with concrete screws, although it’s more work than he’s like to invest.GBA senior editor Martin Holladay suggests a specialty fastener, such as Hilti IDP insulation anchors or Rodenhouse Plastic-Grip PMF fasteners. Nethaniel Ealy, a builder in Idaho who’s about to pour a concrete basement foundation, is trying to come up with insulation and waterproofing details that will be effective and within the budget.The current plan is to place 2 inches of extruded polystyrene (XPS) on the outside of the foundation walls. At some point in the future, the homeowners would place another 2 inches of foam on the inside of the foundation walls between 2×2 studs, and then apply drywall over the studs.When it comes to waterproofing, Ealy has a couple of choices. One is a water-based sealer applied directly to the concrete. The other is an elastomeric membrane called Colphene ICF that’s typically used over insulating concrete forms. The peel-and-stick membrane would be applied over the foam, not on the concrete.The Colphene will add another $1,000 to construction costs, Ealy adds in this Q&A post at Green Building Advisor. Is it worth it?He also wonders about the overall approach to insulation.“Since the exterior XPS just terminates on top of the footing in this design and does not encapsulate the footing, how much of a benefit does it actually pass on in terms of insulation?” he asks. “Would it be better to just install 4 inches of XPS (or comparable) on the interior and forgo the external XPS layer? If so, I would also plan to skip the Colphene and just seal my foundation with a water based coating. Any flag going that route?” Our expert’s opinionHere’s what GBA technical director Peter Yost thinks:A number of interesting issues have been raised here, and I’ll address them one at a time.1. Placing insulation on both sides of the foundation basement wall. If you place insulation on both sides of a concrete foundation wall (as in insulated concrete forms), the interior insulation dampens the thermal mass impact of concrete.In general, I like to pull any structural wall to the inside, including concrete, to take advantage of the thermal mass but also because continuity of the air and thermal barriers is always easier from the exterior. But, of course, exterior foundation insulation introduces two other issues: dealing with the planar difference with the above-grade exterior wall and how much more susceptible the exterior insulation is to damage, both during construction and occupancy.There is really nothing wrong with insulation on both sides; it just irks me when proponents of this approach claim benefits from the thermal mass.2. Foundation walls and the difference between the above-grade and below-grade portions of the wall. There is considerable debate, particularly in the Passivhaus community, about just what level of insulation should be achieved for below-grade assemblies, including down at the basement floor, generally at least 6 feet below grade.There is no doubt that the portion of the concrete wall that is above grade should be insulated to the same levels as any above-grade wall. But there is a changing temperature profile as you drop from grade, even in the winter, which means that by the time you are 6 feet under, the temperature difference between the inside (the home) and the outside (the soil) is about 15 F° at most (see the photos below).The real reason to insulate the total depth of the concrete exterior wall and underneath the basement slab is comfort and interior air quality. Elevating the surface temperature of the lower walls and floor reduces opportunity for biological growth (primarily mold and dust mites) and increases thermal comfort (due to the higher mean radiant temperature and higher floor surface temperature).Insulating the footing just does not prove to be worth it for energy efficiency, thermal comfort, or air quality.3. Waterproof the most durable component of the wall — the concrete. Keeping the foundation wall dry, given that you are burying it for the life of the building, means waterproofing — not dampproofing — the concrete foundation wall. Waterproofing materials — defined by ASTM standard as elastic enough to span cracks and keep water out under a head of water equal to 8 feet — is more expensive than dampproofing, but this is not the place for reduced performance driven by reduced cost.4. EPS and pentane as a blowing agent. I checked in with the technical team at Atlas Insulation on this one: just about all of the pentane used as the blowing agent in EPS insulation leaves the insulation during manufacture and is recaptured in the factory for use as a fossil fuel for space heating or other needs.last_img read more

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AAP accuses Goa government of harassing deputy sarpanch

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa accused the BJP-led coalition government on Friday of harassing a former deputy sarpanch, who had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the high court last month seeking a probe into alleged illegalities committed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Abhijat in an eco-tourism project.The project is located near the Netravali wildlife sanctuary in South Goa. Addressing a press conference, AAP Goa convenor Elvis Gomes said the former deputy sarpanch Abhijit Dessai was “unfairly” sacked by an order of the director of the State panchayat out of vengeance last month, soon after he filed a petition in Bombay High Court at Goa.“The order of the Panchayat department would not survive the judicial test but is good enough to cause fear among others that they too would meet such fate,” Mr. Gomes said. On February 12, the Bombay High Court at Goa had issued notices to Mr. Abhijat Parrikar and several other government agencies in connection with the petition filed against him by Mr. Dessai for alleged destruction of forested area for construction of an eco-resort located near the Netravali wildlife sanctuary. All have been directed to respond to the high court notice by March 11.last_img read more

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Vintage performance

first_imgBut while the young stars shone, the skills challenge was a domain of winners who, combined, the three have logged 35 years in the PBA.“It’s an honor to win something like this at the twilight of my career,” Simon, the Magnolia guard, said on TV in Filipino.The 38-year-old veteran had only five points going into his last two racks in the final but missed just once from thereon to finish with 17 points.NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick gave chase in his final rack, coming to within a moneyball of the title. But his final attempt rimmed out and he settled for 16.Bolick and the other finalist, Philip Paniamogan of NLEX (14 in the final) have spent just a third of the time Simon, a 15-year veteran, has played in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT PJ Simon wins three-point shootout. PBA IMAGESPJ Simon burst into a smile of relief as he watched a challenger’s final shot rim out. Beau Belga also broke out a grin that showed just how close he came to losing his crown. Rey Guevarra won with plenty to spare—his final dunk a mere ceremonial display that showcased more style than athleticism.In a league getting younger with every season, the veterans showed up to compete during the skills challenge of the PBA All-Star Weekend at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Is the Pacquiao-Spence fight good as gone? Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Guevarra became just the league’s second 5-time dunk champ. Simon ruled the three-point shootout. Belga retained his obstacle challenge crown.The night was supposed to be a showcase of youth, with the league unearthing an old format from three decades back and rehashing it into a Rookie-Sophomore versus Juniors showdown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe young stars thrilled fans in a battle to the finish, with Rain or Shine freshman Javee Mocon tipping in a shot at the buzzer to power the Rookies-Sophomores past their immediate seniors, 141-140.“We just wanted to thrill the fans in the first three quarters but in the fourth both teams wanted to win it,” Columbia’s CJ Perez, the game’s MVP, said in a TV interview. Belga, an 11-year pro, won by a fraction of a second in the obstacle final, beating third-year big man Russel Escoto of Columbian.Guevarra’s three final foes have a combined five years of PBA experience—almost half the time the ex-Letran star has been in the league—and it showed.The Phoenix guard exerted just enough to get to the final round—and still got there on top of the heap with 95 points. He pressured top rival Renz Palma of Blackwater by popping a 50 in his first dunk in the final.Palma, who entered the final tied with Columbian rookie Perez at 86 points, responded with a 50 of his own, jumping over two rows of three crouched players each. But his second dunk, an ambitious attempt at a one-hander off a long Belga pass from the stands, flunked several times and he couldn’t get a safety dunk in.He finished with a 30, leaving Guevarra needing just the simplest of slams to retain his crown. His Phoenix teammates lined up in two rows from underneath the basket to close to the three-point line. As Guevarra sprinted toward the basket, the rows parted, allowing the champ to soar for an easy one-hander.And it looks like the dunk contest could just get a little older next year. A TV report said KG Canaleta, the other 5-time champion, told Guevarra before the contest that should he win this edition, the 37-year-old Meralco forward and 14-year league veteran would challenge him next year.“Maybe he was just joking,” Guevarra told a TV interviewer, before doing a mock call-out: “KG!” —FRANCIS T.J. OCHOASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View commentslast_img read more

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Sweeteners- sugars

first_imgDefinitionThe term sugar is used to describe a wide range of compounds that vary in sweetness. Common sugars include:GlucoseFructoseGalactoseSucrose (common table sugar)Lactose (milk sugar)Maltose (product of starch digestion)Sugars are found naturally in milk products (lactose) and fruits (fructose). Most of the sugar in the American diet is from added sugarsin food products.FunctionSweeteners do the following things:Provide sweet flavor when added to food.Maintain freshness and food quality.Act as a preservative in jams and jellies.Enhance flavor in processed meats.Provide fermentation for breads and pickles.Add bulk to ice cream and body to carbonated sodas.Foods containing natural sugars (such as fruit) also include vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Many foods with added sugars often add calories without nutrients. These foods and drinks are often called “empty” calories.Most people know that there is a lot of added sugar in soda. However, popular “vitamin-type” waters, sports drinks, coffee drinks, and energy drinks also contain a lot of added sugar.Food SourcesSome sweeteners are made by processing sugar compounds. Others occur naturally.Sucrose (table sugar):Sucrose is made from a low-sugar beet juice or sugar cane. It is made up of about half glucose and half fructose. Sucrose includes raw sugar, granulated sugar, brown sugar, confectioners sugar, and turbinado sugar.Raw sugar is granulated, solid, or coarse. It is brown in color. Raw sugar is the solid part left when the liquid from the juice of the sugar cane evaporates.Brown sugar is made from sugar crystals that come from molasses syrup.Confectioners sugar (also known as powdered sugar) is finely ground sucrose.Turbinado sugar is unrefined sugar made from sugar cane juice.Other commonly used sugars:advertisementFructose (fruit sugar) is the naturally occurring sugar in all fruits. It is also called levulose, or fruit sugar.Honey is a combination of fructose, glucose, and water. It is produced by bees.High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and corn syrup are made from corn. Sugar and HFCS have almost the same level of sweetness. HFCS is often used in soft drinks, baked goods, and some canned products. There is a lot of scientific debate about the role of HFCS increasing risk of type 2 diabetes as well as contributing to escalating rates of obesity.Sugar alcohols:Sugar alcohols include mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol. These sweeteners are used as an ingredient in many food products that are labeled “sugar-free”, “diabetic”, or “low carb”. These sweeteners are absorbed by the body at a much slower rate than sugar. They also have about half the calories of sugar. They should not be confused with sugar substitutes that are calorie free. Sugar alcohol cause stomach cramps and diarrhea in some people.Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in fruit and fermented foods. It is 60 to 70% as sweet as table sugar, but has fewer calories. Also, it does not result in as much of a rise in blood sugar after meals or cause tooth decay. Unlike other sugar alcohols, it does not cause stomach upset.Other types of natural sugars:Dextrose is glucose combined with water.Invert sugar is used in a liquid form to help keep candies and baked items sweet.Agave nectar is a highly processed type of sugar from the Agave tequiliana (tequila) plant. Agave nectar is about 1 1/2 times sweeter than regular sugar. It has about 60 calories per tablespoon, compared to 40 calories for the same amount of table sugar. Agave nectar is not healthier than honey, sugar, HFCS, or any other type of sweetener.Other types of natural sugars:Glucose is found in fruits in small amounts. It is also a syrup made from corn starch.Lactose (milk sugar) is the carbohydrate that is in milk. It is made up of glucose and galactose.Maltose (malt sugar) is produced during fermentation. It is found in beer and breads.Maple sugar comes from the sap of maple trees. It is made up of sucrose, fructose, and glucose.Molasses is taken from the residue of sugar cane processing.Side EffectsSugar provides calories and no other nutrients. Sugar and other sweeteners with calories can lead to tooth decay.Large amounts of sugar-containing foods lead to obesity in children and adults. Obese people are at much higher risk for type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and high blood pressure.Sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea when eaten in large amounts.RecommendationsSugar is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) list of safe foods. It contains 16 calories per teaspoon and can be used in moderation.advertisementThe American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars in your diet. The recommendation extends to all types of added sugars.Women should get no more than 100 calories per day from sugar (about 6 teaspoons of sugar).Men should get no more than 150 calories per day from sugar (about 9 teaspoons of sugar).The Dietary Guidelines for Americans also recommends limiting added sugars. Some ways to reduce your intake of added sugars include:Drink water instead of regular soda, “vitamin-type” water, sports drinks, coffee drinks, and energy drinks.Eat less candy and sweet desserts such as ice cream, cookies, and cakes.The American Diabetes Association nutrition guidelines state that you do not need to avoid all sugar and foods with sugar if you have diabetes. You can eat limited amounts of these foods in place of other carbohydrates.If you have diabetes:Sugars affect blood glucose control the same as other carbohydrates when eaten at meals or snacks. It is still a good idea to limit foods and drinks with sugar, and to check your blood sugar levels carefully.Foods that contain sugar alcohols may have fewer calories, but be sure to read the labels for the carbohydrate content of these foods. Also, check your blood sugar levels.ReferencesJohnson RJ, Appel LJ, Brands M, Howard BV, Lefevre M, Lustig RH, et al. Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009;120:1011-1020.Franz MJ, et al. American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations and Guidelines. Diabetes Care. 2008;31 (Suppl 1):S61-S78.Malik VS, Popkin BM, Bray GA, Desprs JP, Willett WC, Hu FB. Sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2010;33:2477-2483.United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 2010.Review Date:4/30/2013Reviewed By:Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Nutritionist, University of Washington Medical Center Diabetes Care Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more